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Le Rustique - CLOSED

General Mathenge Drive and Mpaka Rd, Nairobi, Kenya
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Price range: $5 - $15
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

89 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

The original mangement is no longer on site, the restaurant has changed names to RUSTIQUE - location is the same but that is about all. Suggest looking elsewhere for excellent food and ambience that were the standard at this location in 2013.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Lovely gardens and attentive staff. Food was good and value for money. Nairobi can get chilly in the evenings. So if you plan to sit the garden, wear something warm.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

after alot of speculation about the place.....after the new take over and new owners sticking to a similar name as the previous one...i decided to give it a try!!went in with an expectation to be dissapointed to be honest after all i had heard from colleagues....but i was surely pleasantly surprised! the new set up is quite unique....the food is... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I went to the new Rustic Bistro & coffee Garden last week and i would recommend it to EVRYONE!!the place has a very nice vibe to it with the ambience becoming even greater than what it was! the food was good and so was the service!the new owners (well we just met one of them,a young charming man) are very... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very early slow service. The foods gone downhill and the decors changed. So has the management. Le Rustique has moved tp Nanyuki and what we have now is Rustique Bistro.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Le Rustique has moved to Nanyuki and has been replaced by the Rustique Bistro. While the service was always slow it seems to have become slower. The new management has retained a portion of the menu but some of the dishes just and aren't as good as they were. The crepes we Ordered were a disappointment. Maybe they need more... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Cocktails (martini glasses) are tiny, makes you feel you got half a martini for the price of one. You really need to do something about the food though....

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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Having been twice to this place in the last two weeks, I found service too slow... The waiters take too long to come and also bring the orders. On the first occasion, the waiter could not explain properly an item on the menu and while on the second occasion I ordered a cappuccino and the cup was not even washed... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

While the menu remains the same, it is not quite up to par. Name has changed to "Rustic Cafe" - could have gone a bit more original here! Food on recent visit was good, but not quite as good as before. Would recommend they start developing their own menu. Good news looks like they will be open on more than... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It was our first time back at the former "Le Rustique" in several years (due to three very bad experiences in the past with food and service quality and, in particular, the previous owner's attitude) and we are very glad to see it under new ownership! The food is delicious (especially now there is more variety for vegetarians), the service... More

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